Chill ….

Chill ….

Remember that feeling, so peaceful, that you imagine your thoughts are gently carried on a cool breeze? Let the world swirl around you, while you sit back and … chill.   Chill: original hand sculpted clay head, with a headdress of clear and iridescent cubed beads to suggest ice. Wood base painted with layers of … Continue reading

Running Out of Time snow globe

Running Out of Time snow globe

Running out of time … what if it weren’t that time were running out? What if you were running? This globe reminded me of the powerful thoughts in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. Vonnegut’s Billy Pilgrim has become “unstuck in time” — but in a larger sense, we are all able to do this, by focusing … Continue reading

WISH, a simple snow globe

WISH, a simple snow globe

Close your eyes and make a wish. There — sparkling in the sunshine, whispering on the tips of dandelion seeds, your wishes ride off into the breeze. Shake this snow globe and watch the tiny silver flecks shimmer and float, mimicking the dandelion’s dance. Wish. And wish again. WISH, one of a kind snow globe … Continue reading

Quoth the Raven “Ever More”

Quoth the Raven “Ever More”

I like ravens. And crows. And red-winged blackbirds, teasing with a flick of color. And I like Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem with the haunting phrase, “Quoth the Raven, ‘Never More.’ ”   But I also liked the contrast of a mysterious bird bringing life to a restless heart — the flick of color in … Continue reading

Men At Work

Men At Work

Machines both fascinate and frighten me. Sometimes their impact seems to overwhelm the presence of the very people who created them. This sparkle snow globe, Men at Work, illustrates that feeling. Just who is in charge, anyway? what are we trying to accomplish? When shaken, the scene is bathed in shimmering gold dust … until … Continue reading